Origin of binocularfrom Classical Latin bini, double (see binary) + ocularis, of the eyes from oculus, eye
Binoculars for viewing distant objects.
- The definition of binocular is something that uses both eyes at the same time.
An example of something binocular is the vision you use to look through 3D glasses; binocular vision.
- A binocular is defined as a device used to view things far away, often referred to as binoculars.
An example of a binocular is a set of opera glasses.
- Relating to, used by, or involving both eyes at the same time: binocular vision.
- Having two eyes arranged to produce stereoscopic vision.
pair of binoculars
- Using two eyes or viewpoints; especially, using two eyes or viewpoints to ascertain distance.
- a binocular microscope or telescope
- Binocular microscopes have therefore been constructed on this plan.
- Led to the construction of a non-stereoscopic binocular microscope.
- The instrument subsequently fell into complete neglect for nearly two centuries, to be revived in 1852 by Charles Wheatstone, who has stated that he had previously studied the problem; the publication of his views in his second great paper "On Binocular Vision," 1 in the Phil.
- The construction of binocular instruments dates back over several centuries, and has now been brought to great perfection.
- Bini, two at a time, and oculi, eyes) was originally an adjective used to describe things adapted for the simultaneous use of both eyes, as in "binocular vision," "a binocular telescope or microscope"; now "a binocular" is used as a noun, meaning a binocular microscope, a field-glass, &c.